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Transmeta in Compaq, Tosh wins?
Crusoe rescued by TSMC
By Mike Magee, 24/01/2002 08:05:54 BST
CHINESE LANGUAGE press reports that Compaq, Acer, Toshiba and NEC will use Crusoe chips from struggling start up Transmeta in future Tablet PCs they're making.
According to the Economic News, that means Transmeta will want its foundry, TSMC, to increase orders for Crusoe by 50 per cent.
If the reports are correct, it is a great boost for Transmeta, which found itself struggling recently when TSMC was unable to make its Crusoe chips on time.
Intel will not be very happy because many of its ultra low power Pentium III processors this year are designed to fit into Tablet PCs using the MS OS, and on which many hardware vendors are pinning their hypes, sorry hopes.
Last year Transmeta switched from Big Blue to TSMC for manufacturing, a decision that it probably now rather regrets. µ